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L176 Ultra Rare English 1840s Peafowl 14 In Platter 1890 English Spongeware Dish For Sale
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L176 ULTRA RARE ENGLISH 1840s PEAFOWL 14 IN PLATTER 1890 ENGLISH SPONGEWARE DISH
The ERS is proud to showcase this Ultra RARE and large 14 inch, 1840s octagonal Spatterware Peafowl platter, with deep blue Spatter and a brilliant Rooster with a matching scarce hand painted red comb and flowing tail. Hand painted English pottery Spatterware plates in this Incredible red, green & yellow Peafowl form is generally accepted to be from the period ca. 1830 to 1850. The most common colors of Spatterware are blue and red, with the rarest of all peafowl plates known being yellow, but the other colors, purple, and our Raspberry are also in the Rare category. Spatterware is a category of pottery that is about decoration, or if you will, about patterns. The pattern is everything to the collector, with the actual consistency of the pottery being of little interest. The colors of our example are incredibly vibrant, and the nicely detailed multi colored Peafowl, is the classic English design. This is simply the largest & finest Peafowl we have ever offered. Matching patterns can be found in Spongeware & Spatterware / by Kevin McConnell, and in the 2003 Edition of American Antiques and objects made for the American market / by Dorothy Hammond.
Spatterware has been much sought after for many decades and its avid collectors have their interest focused on different aspects of collecting this beautiful, colorful 1780s to 1860s pottery. Essentially, spatterware is a simple pottery, basically a formula of water and unembellished clay, accounting in part for the limited diffusion of the color. They are really a sub-group of English stoneware, being painted, and sponged under the glaze. Spatterware is much highly prized, especially in the USA, and recorded patterns includes the Schoolhouse; Peafowl; Stripe; Tulip; Star; Eagle and Shield; Cherries; Ruins and Castles or Forts, the majority supplied between 1820 & 1860. Some of the great names of English pottery have been recorded including Adams & Co., an early William Adams & sons mark; W. Davenport & Co. of Longport; C. & W.K. Harvey of Longton; Joseph Mayer & Co. of Hanley; Edward & George ; Phillips of Longport; Podmore, Walker & Co. of Tunstall; William Ridgway & Co of Hanley; E. T. Troutbeck of Tunstall; Thomas Walker of Tunstall; & Enoch Wood & Sons of Burslem. The oldest known marked Spatterware Peafowl example is that of Enoch Wood and Son (mark used from 1818-46), with the piece dating ca. 1825, while the earliest blue peafowl 8 " plate recognized is estimated ca. 1810-1815, which is also a rare size. The Winterthur Museum in Delaware sports perhaps the worlds largest display of Spatter & Spongeware in its Spatterware Hall, encompassing over 1,200 examples!!
Retail Value Estimate: $900-$1050
Condition: Both EXC. Peafowl, 1 small shallow underside chip Weight: 5lb 4oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 14.5 inches x 11 inches x 1.5 inches
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L176 Ultra Rare English 1840s Peafowl 14 In Platter 1890 English Spongeware Dish: $405